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View Poll Results: What is your interest area for a new Chevelle Club?
Printed periodical 30 36.14%
Online periodical 38 45.78%
Forum 68 81.93%
Archive of technical resources 63 75.90%
Help hotline 17 20.48%
National event 52 62.65%
Club discounts 40 48.19%
Advertising opportunities 5 6.02%
Participating in a leadership group 9 10.84%
Documentation or authentication services 32 38.55%
Add your own ideas 10 12.05%
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post #1 of 91 (permalink) Old Sep 7th, 19, 3:01 PM Thread Starter
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Interest in a new club.

When I first found “Hot Cars and Cold Beers” I was searching for information for a new El Camino project in 1995. I found the ACES website which had a link to what it referred to as its technical forum. I joined both. Here I am 24 years later.

NCOA is gone. ACES is gone. This website, as many of us new and loved it, is in decline. There are some great Regional Clubs that I want to acknowledge. However there is nothing central to me or available on a national basis.

If you are interested in joining a new Chevelle club, please select the areas of interest to you.

The premise of this post is that a new club is warranted. If you are not interested, please post your own thread about how a new Chevelle Club is not needed or won’t work. I don’t want to be disagreeable in my own thread.

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Re: Interest in a new club.

I would definitely be interested in one.

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Re: Interest in a new club.

I would be interested

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Re: Interest in a new club.

Is the Houston Chevelle Club still active?
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Re: Interest in a new club.

I checked off most of the boxes. I personally don't have any need for advertising and unfortunately don't have any extra time to be able to participate in a leadership role. The latter point will probably be the biggest hindrance to starting and growing this kind of organization. Most people just don't have the extra time to take on those kind of responsibilities. I do think it's a great idea and hope that it can be brought into reality. I am willing to be a paying member for something like that.

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Re: Interest in a new club.

We really need to figure out a way to create something to bring back the spirit of what this place was. It's concerning how little traffic this place generates lately.

We also need to figure out a way to keep everyone in touch in case this website becomes defunct. I'd really hate to lose the reference resources this site has accumulated over 20+ years. Maybe there's a way to get everyone over to Chevellestuff?

Online I'm in for anything with one HUGE exception; any type of Social Media like FB or IG. I will not use those sites under any circumstances.

I'd love to see a National Event happen again. I was never able to make it CB, but I'd love it something like that was on the calendar again.
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Re: Interest in a new club.

I agree the site is in decline. I have noticed this for several years. I am trying to do my part by participating and I start threads that I hope are of interest and things that haven't been discussed a multitude of times.
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Re: Interest in a new club.

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We really need to figure out a way to create something to bring back the spirit of what this place was. It's concerning how little traffic this place generates lately.

We also need to figure out a way to keep everyone in touch in case this website becomes defunct. I'd really hate to lose the reference resources this site has accumulated over 20+ years. Maybe there's a way to get everyone over to Chevellestuff?

Online I'm in for anything with one HUGE exception; any type of Social Media like FB or IG. I will not use those sites under any circumstances.

I'd love to see a National Event happen again. I was never able to make it CB, but I'd love it something like that was on the calendar again.
Right Pete...I often think of how fortunate we are to have all this free knowlege available. How can we catalog all the valuable info readily available on this site?


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Always wanted to debut my car at Chevellabration, but I just finished the car and that show is long gone. I could never have completed the restoration without the help from members on this site. A national club would be awesome. Count me in.
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Re: Interest in a new club.

This site may be in a slight decline, but there is much more activity here than at Team Camaro.

I have been over there for 10 years. It has gone down tremendously.

I think the reason is the new cars are in an era of unbelievable high-performance, which draws attention away from the old musclecars.

We were doing ok until the 2009 Camaros and Vettes arrived. The LS3 is a very impressive engine.

But there is no car like the Chevelle and won't be again.

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Re: Interest in a new club.

I didn't get my Chevelle roadworthy until Chevellabration was gone. I'd be interested........
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Always wanted to debut my car at Chevellabration, but I just finished the car and that show is long gone. I could never have completed the restoration without the help from members on this site. A national club would be awesome. Count me in.
I think there were lots of guys just like you. I think the cost of a national show would be in the tens of thousands. Chuck had the connections to get sponsors, I don't know who would do these things nowadays.
That said, I know a bunch of Iowa chevelle guys willing to attend.

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I think there were lots of guys just like you. I think the cost of a national show would be in the tens of thousands. Chuck had the connections to get sponsors, I don't know who would do these things nowadays.
That said, I know a bunch of Iowa chevelle guys willing to attend.

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Re: Interest in a new club.

on the east coast Chevelle shows include the Maryland
Chevelle club show, the Northern Ohio Chevelle show, and the Carolina Chevelle show all well attended from people fair away, and I am sure there are others out west that I don't know about. not sure why you need a national show or club. unless the clubs that are already out there become chapters of the national clubs. but what good would that really get people. would it benefit the people restoring cars back to original to have real guidelines? then the shows would be go to more of a 'judged shows' then we will need a lot of people to donate there time to judge and learn the guide lines. if its info people are after then the archives of this site is always there. I my self don't have the time or extra capital to join more clubs that I can't do anything in. I left the Maryland club due to not going to any function beside the North East show and I preferred the mailed newsletter and not the online only one. I can enjoy my Chevelle without a club and I feel most others do too.

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This is really weird. I have lived in Houston for 60 of my 72 years and have had my Malibu since 1992.

This is the first I have ever heard of HoustonChevelles.com.

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